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I'm an active developer for LaTeX, most notably with the package siunitx for formatting numbers and units. In my day job I work as a chemist, and so you'll see I write a number of chemistry-related LaTeX packages. I'm also a member of the LaTeX3 Project, working on improving LaTeX with the eventual aim of producing LaTeX3. To keep people up to date with my TeX work and anything else TeX-related I see, I have a blog on TeX matters. I'm also keen on helping other TeX users, and so I try to watch the various places that people go for help. I'm also on the committee of the UK TeX Users' Group. So I pop up all over the TeX world!

For the avoidance of doubt, any code of mine that I publish on http://tex.stackexchange.com/ I hereby place in the public domain to the extent governable by law. Explicitly, I place it under the CC0


Aug
27
comment Style-independent way in BibTeX to cite a web page as a source
TeXworks is (just) an editor: makes no difference. Journal submission is a different matter, as they set the bibliography style and more importantly biblatex is not supported by any journal I know of.
Aug
27
comment Style-independent way in BibTeX to cite a web page as a source
The problem here is that the 'traditional' styles simply don't know about URLs. Thus the only way is to set up for the appropriate style, or use @misc as a fallback. Is biblatex an option for you? If so, you can standardise the information as it deals with URLs 'out of the box'.
Aug
27
revised Single double-logarithmic axis
Edit in picture
Aug
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on MiKTeX 2.9 CJK Korean font not found error
Aug
27
comment The GPL and LaTeX packages
This looks like a comment on the question, rather than an answer.
Aug
27
comment The GPL and LaTeX packages
@Martin I assume that the background to the question here is that TeX code is used 'raw' by TeX (ultimately \input), with no compilation. There's a contrast to a compiled GPL program, where I can use it's 'defined interfaces' without accessing the code and without needing to license under the GPL. My worry from the POV of TeX-sx is that this is a legal question, which is not the area of expertise of the majority of us (and indeed the network as a whole avoids legal questions for I think obvious reasons).
Aug
27
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
27
answered How to modify an existing bibliography style
Aug
27
comment What is the difference between italics and slanted text?
@PhilippeGoutet I'd agree: I've always thought Knuth's statement there is misleading, and if you look at good-quality material produced since the publication of The TeXbook italic is still by far the more popular choice.
Aug
27
answered Ubuntu 12.04 biblatex mla style
Aug
27
revised Ubuntu 12.04 biblatex mla style
Fix code mark up
Aug
27
comment Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
Note that ConTeXt and LaTeX are different things (both TeX formats, but with separate conventions, developers and history).
Aug
27
answered Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
Aug
27
revised Symbolic functions: changing catcodes and \tl_rescan:nn
Avoid repeating 'tricky' in adjacent sentences
Aug
27
revised Symbolic functions: changing catcodes and \tl_rescan:nn
No code mark up in titles
Aug
27
revised Separation of content structure and style in LaTeX?
Remove code mark up around TeX, etc.
Aug
27
answered Symbolic functions: changing catcodes and \tl_rescan:nn
Aug
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on PDFLatex: Unable to Generate Index
Aug
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on theorems tag wiki
Aug
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on theorems tag wiki excerpt